Mission Theater

1012 N. Conway Avenue,
Mission, TX 78572

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Mission Theater...Mission Texas

The Mission Theatre was opened by 1914. It was still open in 1963. It was converted into office space and by 2021 was in use by an evangelical church.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 27, 2011 at 8:38 am



When you went to the Map with the old ZIP (78752) it put you in AUSTIN, TEXAS over 300 miles from MISSION.



SEATS: 480

Open ~1930-~1964? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

From 1950-1964 owned by R.N. Smith Enterprises.

Could use an address, more info and photos.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

Hey captain Jensen. There’s a link at the bottom of this and every page that says “If you find a mistake, please contact us At Cinema Treasures” to click on. No one’s impressed that you can find mistakes and blog them on the comments section. Especially me.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

Any old photos would help locate it. A couple of buildings in that block could be it.

I should be going to the lower valley in a few weeks, I’ll see if I can find time for some photos.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

Hey Don Lewis. My Wife the Admiral, at least that’s what she thinks she is, has the GOOD computer. I have an old, old laptop. I have no luck sending emails, just like I have no luck receiving any. I never receive replies to my comments, so I need keep checking back, now that’s a real pain! That’s how I found your above comment.

Not trying to impress anyone, just trying to fix a small typo. Most of the time the Gods at CT catch the changes, but as you can see here they didn’t, so it’s not a very good system, but I have no choice.


Retired U.S. Navy Chief Bob Jensen

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm

From the 1940s a postcard view of Conway Avenue along with the Mission and Border Theaters in Mission.

matt54 on September 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

“There’s a link at the bottom of this and every page that says “If you find a mistake, please contact us At Cinema Treasures” to click on.”

Did that link disappear in the site make-over? I’d like to correct that map view to the correct site on Conway (SH 107) just north of Business 83 (9th Street) but I don’t know how to do that. Present map view takes you to Pelican Street, south of Expressway 83, in a new subdivision.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

matt54: The contact link, leading to the site’s e-mail addresses for various purposes, including theater updates, is now in the “About” section, which is linked in the banner at the top of each page.

The map can only be fixed by having a Cinema Treasures moderator add the correct full address of the theater to this page, although sometimes even that doesn’t work. There’s some problem with the interface between Cinema Treasures and Google Maps. Whatever it is, I hope they fix it eventually. It’s frustrating to see so many theaters misplaced on the maps, so far from their actual locations.

Judging from the postcard Don Lewis uploaded, the Mission was across the street and up a few doors from the Border Theatre. Comparing it with Google Street View (you can use the Street View feature on the Border page,) it appears to have been about where Edelstein’s furniture store is now, which would be 922 N. Conway.

Bing Maps has a bird’s-eye view for the location, and though the front of the building has been remodeled, the back wall and roof both look old, so if the theater was there it could still be standing— although I don’t see any evidence of theater-style rear exits on that building. If the Mission was any farther south, though, it must have been demolished to make way for the Texas State Bank building.

Randy A Carlisle
Randy A Carlisle on April 17, 2021 at 6:55 pm

I believe the address is actually 1012 N. Conway.. The facade of that appears to be the ole Theatre is still there.. Today it is called “Amigo Rent to Own”.

Justwideman on August 11, 2021 at 3:37 pm

Goggle’s Streetview,(though last taken in 2019) now seems to show a Spanish language evangelical church using the historic building for worship. I will get updated pics next time I am in the area.

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